Guys, I am freaking out right now!
Today has been a really amazing day for Star Trek fans. At San Diego Comic-Con (which I really wish I had been able to go to!), a trailer for Star Trek: Picard was released along with new information about Star Trek: Lower Decks, and a trailer about six new Short Treks.
Star Trek: Picard
Let’s get to the best first: the trailer for Star Trek: Picard:
Data! Seven of Nine!
People are already speculating about Data. After all, at the very beginning of the trailer, we’re told (and shown) that Data is dead. So who was Picard talking to at the very end of the trailer? Some people have guessed that it could be B-4, another android built by Dr. Noonian Soong before Data and Lore. While that is definitely a possibility, my guess is that it’s more likely that Data is simply a hologram created because Picard misses Data.
I’m not surprised about Seven of Nine’s appearance, although she was one of my least favorite Star Trek: Voyager characters. There are so many more characters from The Next Generation, Voyager, and Deep Space Nine that I would love to see cameos from. It’s been confirmed that Jonathan Frakes and Marina Sirtis, who played William Riker and Deanna Troi, will also be returning.
I’ve been sitting here trying to guess who the mysterious girl in the trailer could be, and I honestly have no idea. I don’t even really care. I’m so excited, and this is seriously the best thing ever.
Star Trek: Lower Decks
The show is being co-created and produced by Rick and Morty writer Mike McMahan, so I expect it’ll be a lot of fun.
Star Trek: Short Treks
Below is the mash-up trailer for the six newest additions to the Short Trek series. Three of them will focus on Captain Pike, Number One, and Spock, which is totally fine with me. Even more exciting, one of them will feature tribbles!
I loved most of the Short Treks from this past season. It’s a really cool idea that I hope they stick with.
And the Rest…
There will also now be an official Star Trek podcast hosted by Tawny Newsome, which will feature behind-the-scenes information.
Finally, IDW Comics is releasing a new series released in the Mirror Universe, called Star Trek: Voyager: Mirrors and Smoke. I love the previous Mirror Universe series that IDW has done, and I expect this one will be just as good.